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Abbott Northwestern Hospital

Wound Clinic

Wound Clinic

Wound Clinic
Abbott Northwestern Hospital
Main hospital building, fourth floor
800 East 28th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55407
612-863-3110

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The Wound Clinic is located on the fourth floor of the main hospital building.

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The Wound Clinic at Abbott Northwestern Hospital provides comprehensive care for non-healing wounds.

Appointments available

Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, please
call 612-863-3110.

Our goal is to assess your needs, create an individualized treatment plan, monitor your progress toward healing and implement strategies to prevent wound recurrence. We can also coordinate referrals to additional specialists when necessary.

Wounds can have many causes, including:

  • poor circulation
  • diabetes ?
  • venous insufficiency
  • pressure
  • surgical incisions that fail to heal
  • underlying medical issues
  • infection
  • trauma
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Ostomy

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Our team members

Physicians who care for patients at the Wound Clinic care team include surgeons. Patients are also cared for by infectious disease specialists and podiatrists.

Vascular surgeons

Peter Alden, MD

Jason Alexander, MD

Jesse Manunga Jr., MD

Addi Rizvi, MD

Vascular medicine

Nedaa Skeik, MD

General surgeon

John O'Leary, MD

Plastic surgeon

George Landis, MD

Infectious disease

Jason Sanchez, MD

Cristina Batog, MD

Podiatry

Maren Elze, DPM

Heather Jensen, DPM

Nurse practitioner

Joan Laukin, RN, CNP

Leah LaPine, PA-C


Ostomy Nurses are also available for ostomy needs

  • preoperative stoma marking and education
  • post operative pouch fittings
  • any problems with pouching systems or peristomal skin

Our healing process

The health care team at the Wound Clinic, will assess your situation, create a customized treatment plan, coordinate referrals to additional specialists if necessary and monitor your healing progress.

Evaluation

Patients who have been referred to the Wound Clinic start with an evaluation. The initial visit includes a review of your medical history and an evaluation of the wound. Diagnostic tests such as X-rays, MRIs, CT scans and non-invasive vascular studies may be recommended. The care team can then determine the cause of the wound and create a customized treatment plan.

The wound care team will identify factors that may impair wound healing. These may include:

  • wound infection
  • poor circulation
  • poor nutrition
  • smoking
  • medical issues such as diabetes or weight control
  • leg swelling
  • poorly fitting footwear.

Treatment

Methods used to promote healing include:

  • advanced wound care dressings
  • bioengineered skin substitutes
  • compression wraps or garments
  • debridement procedures
  • footwear recommendations
  • growth factors
  • hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • skin grafts

A plan of care will be created. Patients and family members will be instructed on how to care for the wound and assist in obtaining wound care supplies. Referrals to home health care agencies and other health care providers may be arranged. Your wound will be monitored until wound healing is complete.

Patients should bring the following to their first appointment:

  • General patient questionnaire
  • List of medications
  • Any important medical records